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Newbie here so bear with me ...

I own a Dell (ok ok, get the groans out now) and the C:\ failed on me due to bad sectors. Luckly, my warranty was still good so they were nice enough to send me a replacement drive. I also had a secondary D:\ in the previous system for data storage. When I installed Windows XP on the new drive, the old D:\ was not attached. Once I got the OS up and working, I shut the computer down, installed the old D:\ as the secondary drive (Drive 1). I cannot get windows to assign a drive path letter to the old D:\ althought it is detected by BIOS and in Disk Management. I even have the old 'failed' C:\ attached through a SATA/USB 2.0 enclosure being detected but again, no drive path letter is assigned. Any one got any ideas?

Tech Spec:
OS: Win XP w/up-to-date updates installed
Ram: 1G
HD type: SATA (so no issues with jumpers or slave settings; new drive is Drive 0)

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under disk management there is a way to do it - i think you right click and theres some options. I think you need to make it active or something first through it or fdisk maybe

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under disk management there is a way to do it - i think you right click and theres some options. I think you need to make it active or something first through it or fdisk maybe

I hope this isn't the only solution as there is data on that drive I want to recover. And I used disk management to verify that the drive is "healthy" and "active" but cannot use the 'change drive path' selection as it is grayed out. Thanks for the post though

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The Microsoft web address posted did not help as well. The only options I have available under disk management when I right click a drive is "delete partition" everything else is grayed out. Even when I went to the command prompt module, the volume is not listed there.

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